Retaliation is defined as any adverse action taken against a person participating in a protected activity because of the person's participation in that protected activity. Retaliation against an individual for alleging harassment, supporting a party bringing a grievance, or assisting in providing information relevant to an investigation of discrimination or harassment is a serious violation of MICA policy. Acts of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately to the Title IX/Equity/AA Coordinator, Campus Safety, or Student Affairs and will be promptly investigated. The College is prepared to take appropriate steps to protect individuals who fear that they may be subjected to retaliation.